10 After this the Lordp appointed seventy-twoa othersq and sent them two by twor ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.s 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.t 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.u 4 Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.
5 “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ 6 If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. 7 Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages.v Do not move around from house to house.
8 “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you.w 9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of Godx has come near to you.’ 10 But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you.y Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.’z 12 I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodoma than for that town.b
Some manuscripts seventy; also in verse 17